Thursday, December 18, 2003

To All You Purists and Liturgist Out There...

The Vatican lit its Christmas Tree yesterday (so did we). I guess even the Pope can't wait for Christmas and there is something very, very right about that!

From The Charleston Gazette - APNews:

The Vatican flicked on the twinkling lights of its tinsel-decorated Christmas tree Wednesday evening in St. Peter's Square.

A children's choir entertained the crowd of several hundred with Christmas carols and the John Lennon-Yoko Ono tune "Happy Xmas (War Is Over).''

The 100-foot Christmas tree was placed in the square Friday, transported from an alpine valley where Pope John Paul II has spent many vacations. The fir tree comes from the woods in Aosta Valley, near the French border in the shadow of Mount Blanc.

Not sure why they chose that song (Happy Christmas), next thing you know the be singing "Imagine there's no heaven."